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From "Robert Kanter (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-269) Linking to external 3rd party GPLv3 library
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:20:20 GMT

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Robert Kanter commented on LEGAL-269:


> Linking to external 3rd party GPLv3 library
> -------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-269
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-269
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Robert Kanter
> Apache Oozie relies on an external 3rd party GPLv3 licensed library for its Web UI called
ext-js.  It's a really old version (v2.2) that isn't even linked on their website anymore,
though the file was still on their servers (usually, we've had cases in the past where it's
been temporarily removed or moved).  Anyway, it looks like they finally removed it for good.
> Due to the licensing, we've not been including ext-js with Oozie itself, and it's use
is optional.
> The Oozie documentation has been linking to the 3rd party's website to download ext-js.
 Now that the link is no longer working, we're trying to figure out a solution for users wanting
to get it.  I imagine that we can't host a copy on the Apache Oozie website, right?  Cloudera
also has a copy on its website, and we've discussed linking the Oozie docs to there.
> Can you comment from a licensing perspective on both of these options?  Any other ideas?
> Here's the contents of the license.txt file from ext-js for reference:
> {noformat}
> Ext JS - JavaScript Library
> Copyright (c) 2006-2008, Ext JS, LLC
> All rights reserved.
> licensing@extjs.com
> http://extjs.com/license
> Open Source License
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Ext is licensed under the terms of the Open Source GPL 3.0 license. 
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
> There are several FLOSS exceptions available for use with this release for
> open source applications that are distributed under a license other than the GPL.
> * Open Source License Exception for Applications
>   http://extjs.com/products/floss-exception.php
> * Open Source License Exception for Development
>   http://extjs.com/products/ux-exception.php
> Commercial License
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> This is the appropriate option if you are creating proprietary applications and you are

> not prepared to distribute and share the source code of your application under the 
> GPL v3 license. Please visit http://extjs.com/license for more details.
> OEM / Reseller License
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> For more details, please visit: http://extjs.com/license.
> --
> This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
> but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
> General Public License for more details.
> {noformat}

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